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VIDEO: Watch Martial score for Monaco

BBC Sport - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 08:37
Watch Manchester United target Anthony Martial score for Monaco against St Etienne in Ligue 1 last season.

Ja’s Hector seals Chelsea deal

Observer Sport - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 08:31
PARIS, France (AFP) – Jose Mourinho has paid a reported £4 million for Reading defender Michael Hector to join English Premier League champions Chelsea.

Chelsea set to sign Reading defender Michael Hector for £4m

Guardian Sport - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 08:29
• Jamaican international to be loaned back to Championship side
• Hector had alerted Crystal Palace with impressive performances

The Reading defender Michael Hector is set to complete a £4m transfer to Chelsea later today, though the Jamaica international is then expected to remain at the Championship club on loan for the rest of the current season.

Related: Chelsea sign Senegalese centre-back Papy Djilobodji for £2.7m

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Transfer window: how did clubs in Spain, Germany, France and Italy fare?

Guardian Sport - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 08:24
The David de Gea fallout dominated in Spain, Julian Draxler’s £26m move to Wolfsburg in Germany, Napoli’s farcical failure to sign Roberto Soriano in Italy, while the headlines in France focused on Anthony Martial

When the Spanish league published its list of completed transfers not long after its midnight deadline on Monday, David de Gea’s name was not on it but plenty of others were. This has been a record-breaking window for Spanish clubs, who have spent £410m on players, selling £295m worth (so far) — and that is despite the fact that neither Real Madrid nor Barcelona were, this time, the motors behind the market. Atlético Madrid and Valencia both spent more on signings. Even in net spend, the traditional big two have not spent the most: Valencia have, with £63.5m (£100m) spent in total.

Related: Transfer deadline day: Berahino, De Gea and more – live!

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Realtor Tony Reid dead at 60

Stabroek - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 08:19
Realtor Harold Anthony Reid, who is more popularly known as Tony Reid, died from a heart attack last Thursday at the Georgetown Public Hospi-tal Corporation (GPHC).

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Hulkenberg staying with Force India

BBC Sport - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 08:17
German driver Nico Hulkenberg will drive for Force India until the end of the 2017 season after signing a new two-year deal.

India secure series win in Sri Lanka

BBC Sport - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 08:16
India win a Test series in Sri Lanka for the first time since 1993 with a 117-run victory in the third Test in Colombo.

David de Gea to stay at Manchester United after Real Madrid rule out appeal

Guardian Sport - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 08:13
• La Liga says the paperwork was not sent in time
• Goalkeeper has a year left on contract at Old Trafford

Real Madrid will not fight to complete the signing of David De Gea after they were unable to register the goalkeeper with the Spanish league before the country’s midnight deadline on Monday.

Despite having initially briefed that they had not given up hope, Madrid will not appeal against the decision meaning that De Gea will remain at Old Trafford with Keylor Navas, who was to go in the opposite direction in a deal worth £29.3m to United, to continue at the Santiago Bernabéu. He is out of contract next summer and will be able to leave United on a free transfer.

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Melbourne Victory and Adelaide United drawn together in FFA Cup quarters

Guardian Sport - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 08:13
  • A-League champions to meet FFA Cup holders at home
  • Perth Glory to host Western Sydney Wanderers

Melbourne Victory and Adelaide United will renew their storied rivalry when they clash in the quarter-finals of the FFA Cup.

Holders Adelaide United will travel to AAMI Park for the match as Victory look to improve on their performance against Rockdale City Suns.

Related: FFA Cup holders Adelaide United edge out Sydney FC in extra-time thriller

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German minister's 'negro' comment sparks social media storm

Observer - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 08:10
BERLIN, Germany (AFP) – A German state minister sparked a social media storm Tuesday after calling a beloved German pop singer a "wonderful Negro" during a TV debate on Europe's migrant crisis.

Melbourne Victory uncomfortable in FFA Cup win over Rockdale City Suns

Guardian Sport - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 08:03
  • Rockdale City Suns 2-3 Melbourne Victory
  • Palm Beach Sharks 0-2 Western Sydney Wanderers
  • Hume City 3-1 Sydney Olympic
  • MetroStars SC 0-1 Oakleigh Cannons

A Jesse Makarounas brace helped Melbourne Victory to a 3-2 win in their FFA Cup round of 16 match against Rockdale City Suns. The victory was anything but comfortable for the A-League champions though as Rockdale took the match right to them on Wednesday night at Jubilee Oval.

Victory looked good for the opening 10 minutes of the match before an inspired Rockdale featuring former A-League starters Dylan Macallister, Marko Jesic, Paul Reid and Ivan Necevski showed their wares.

Related: Socceroos will not boycott World Cup qualifier despite pay dispute with FFA

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India clinch series despite Mathews heroics

Stabroek - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 08:00
COLOMBO, (Reuters) – Angelo Mathews’ batting heroics went in vain as India beat Sri Lanka by 117 runs in the final test to win the three-match series 2-1 today.

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VIDEO: TDD Update: West Ham's triple signing

BBC Sport - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 07:56
BBC Sport's chief football writer Phil McNulty says Nikica Jelavic will provide "experience" for West Ham United after the striker signed for £3m from Hull City.

Leicester City defender Liam Moore loaned to Bristol City until January

Guardian Sport - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 07:56
• The 22-year-old played a major role in the Foxes’ 2013-14 promotion
• Steve Cotterill’s side have lost three of their opening five games

The Leicester City defender Liam Moore has joined Bristol City on loan until January. Moore played a major role in Leicester’s 2013-14 Championship-winning campaign, and Bristol have turned to the 22-year-old to reinforce defensively after a stuttering return to England’s second tier.

The England Under-21 international made 12 appearances in the Premier League last season under Nigel Pearson but has not been selected by Claudio Ranieri in a successful opening four games this term which have propelled Leicester to third in the table, although Moore did feature in the 4-1 Capital One Cup win at Bury last week.

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Serena Williams 'enjoying the moment' at US Open – video

Guardian Sport - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 07:45

World number one tennis player Serena Williams reflects on her first-round match at the US Open on Monday and the early stages of the tournament. Her sister Venus also comments on Serena’s success, and says she hasn’t asked how she is feeling about her potential calendar grand slam

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Cook stay swayed by Trent Bridge win

BBC Sport - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 07:42
Alastair Cook has revealed how England's Ashes-winning victory at Trent Bridge persuaded him to stay on as captain.

Kenya's deputy president vows to criminalise doping

Observer - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 07:41
NAIROBI, Kenya (AFP) – Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto on Tuesday announced plans to criminalise doping, after two of the east African nation's athletes were banned after positive tests during the Beijing world athletics championships.

Man Utd bid £100k for Newport teen

BBC Sport - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 07:36
Manchester United make a £100,000 move for Newport County's 17-year-old defender Regan Poole.

India seal Test series win in Sri Lanka despite Angelo Mathews’s century

Guardian Sport - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 07:34
• Third Test day five: India 321 & 274; Sri Lanka 201 & 268
• India win bv 117 runs despite Mathews’s score of 110

Angelo Mathews’s batting heroics proved to be in vain as India beat Sri Lanka by 117 runs in the final Test to win the three-match series 2-1 on Tuesday.

After setting Sri Lanka a 386-run target India needed seven wickets on the final day to gift Virat Kohli his first series victory since becoming the Test captain.

Related: Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav put India in charge against Sri Lanka

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Everton star gets drink-drive ban

BBC Sport - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 07:30
Everton footballer Darron Gibson is banned from driving after pleading guilty to hitting a cyclist while drink-driving.